There was a bumpy ride to the Super Bowl LIII halftime show, with acts like Rihanna, Pink and Cardi B declining offers to perform. Maroon 5 stepped up to the plate (oops! Wrong sport analogy) to take on the show, inviting Travis Scott and Atlanta rapper Big Boi to join them on stage.
But Stormi Webster's daddy and one half of Outkast weren't the only special guest of the night. Thanks to a fan petition to honor late creator Stephen Hillenburg, SpongeBob and SquidWard were featured... briefly.
Spongebob tribute during the Super Bowl halftime show pic.twitter.com/zl2RT7Vw79— △⃒⃘ (@ItsPaoloni) February 4, 2019
It really happened!
Some found it delightful...
OMG PLEASE JUST PLAY THE SPONGEBOB HALFTIME— Akilah Hughes (@AkilahObviously) February 4, 2019
Spongebob won the Super Bowl pic.twitter.com/3UEhybhAF9— lawliana (@lawliana) February 4, 2019
While some fans thought the quick appearance fell short of the full "Sweet Victory" performance they were expecting.
SPONGEBOB WAS ROBBED pic.twitter.com/u52T00wDYL— Ashley Zlatopolsky (@ashley_detroit) February 4, 2019
And you can bet Nickelodeon wanted more.
Truly, unless you're Julian Edelman, this year's Super Bowl was pretty lackluster. Was SpongeBob's 15 seconds of football fame enough to brighten things up? Or did it leave you craving more SpongeBob? Tell us in the comments!